Connor McDavid Jams Home Rebound To Tie Game Late Between Oilers And Devils

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  • Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist to help the Edmonton Oilers win their fourth straight game to start the season, 4-3 against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Thursday.
  • McDavid scored a power-play goal at 18:54 of the third period when he poked in a loose puck that trickled behind goalie Mackenzie Blackwood for a 3-3 tie.
  • A video review confirmed McDavid’s shot completely crossed the goal line as the culmination of a continuous play where the result was unaffected by a whistle.
  • Leon Draisaitl scored in the third round of the shootout for Edmonton.

“Winning makes everything easier and better,” Draisaitl said. “We’re playing the right way and working hard for our wins. It’s great to see different guys contribute and make a difference every night.”

  • Draisaitl and James Neal scored, and Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves for the Oilers (4-0-0).
  • Koskinen stopped Nikita Gusev, Jack Hughes and Taylor Hall in tie-breaker. Edmonton is off to its best start since 2008-09, when it began the season with four straight wins.
  • The Oilers have trailed by at least one goal in each of their four victories and are the third team in NHL history to do so, joining the Los Angeles Kings (1988-89) and Nashville Predators (2005-06).

“We have a lot of character in the room,” Neal said. “We’re getting timely goals and getting those chances and working. It wasn’t our best game, but you have to win in all different ways. We’ll look at what we did wrong and continue to get better.”

Said Draisaitl, “We’re not going to stop until it’s over and I’m happy to be part of this group. We’re building our game in the right direction.”

  • McDavid, who scored his first goal in his eighth game against New Jersey, extended his point streak to four games (three goals, seven assists).
Sources & Credits: NHL, Mike G. Morreale, Edmonton Oilers, New jersey Devils

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